Fast tracking new courses in mechatronic engineering

Fulcher, Robert and Snook, Chris (2000) Fast tracking new courses in mechatronic engineering. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics Series (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, pp. 3-9. ISBN 0 86380 261 3

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Abstract

In Australia, the discipline of mechatronic engineering continues to develop as educators and industry leaders attempt to define its scope and function. Flexibility in course design is essential if undergraduate courses in mechatronic engineering are to keep pace with these rapid changes. An effective approach is a modular course design based on subjects taken from the traditional disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering. This requires a faculty organisational structure that is able to transcend the financial and political disincentives for cooperation that normal occur between the traditional disciplines.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 621 Mec.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2009 01:03
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 04:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechatronics, modular, course design, distance education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5559

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